We need to talk about Strictly.

We need to talk about Strictly.

Recently, TJ and I enjoyed a very relaxing weekend at home when we had nothing planned except time together. It was really nice. After a few hectic weeks, including starting school and many 5th birthday celebrations, we needed the down time. On Saturday evening, I let...
Self care and parenting – can it be done?

Self care and parenting – can it be done?

Finding time for yourself as a parent – single or otherwise – is bloody difficult. Self-care and parenting don’t easily fit together. So instead we all too often pour from an empty cup to keep life ticking over. Even on those days in co-parenting life, when the kid...
Starting school – the first few weeks.

Starting school – the first few weeks.

TJ’s academic career is now well underway after starting school a few action packed weeks ago. It’s been quite the rollercoaster ride already. The busy mornings, the chat with fellow parents at the gate, the rushing back to the (home) office, the cramming as much into...
Single parents are normal people too.

Single parents are normal people too.

It’s the show that everyone is talking about – BBC’s adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Normal People. Sublime. Captivating. Achingly good. Perfect. That’s just some of the words which have been exchanged on WhatsApp as my friends and I discuss this beauty of a boxset. The...